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It is our belief that every person/family should make prudent preparations for possible disruptions or emergencies in their lives. Disruptions and emergencies can be anything from job loss, extreme weather (hurricanes, tornadoes, heavy snow), local or national disasters, terror attacks, civil unrest, war, etc.. History shows us that these things DO happen, and that the people with preparations tend to survive and do better during these events than those that live life without forethought. The School of Preparation’s goal is to assist you in making the preparations you deem necessary for yourself and your family.

The preparations required are unique to each individual and locality. I live in an area that does not flood, have hurricanes or tornadoes, so I can cross those preps off my list. However, we do have extreme amounts of snow during certain winters, so I must prepare to be without electricity and be able to heat my home during those times.

Prudent preparations are made in a manner that is consistent with possible situations or catastrophes. What I mean by this is, I don’t need 2 tons of rice to feed 2 people – it would be ridiculous to store up that much rice if my intent is to only feed 2 people. My preparations need to match up to realistic possibilities. (There are other reasons to have large caches of items, such as, to take care of additional people, extra items for barter in an economic emergency, etc.. ) Prudence and Wisdom must be our guide.

I learned a lot during the Y2K scare. Some people went crazy – moving to a cabin in the woods with thousands of rounds of ammo, and others did nothing. There are some good reasons to move to a cabin in the woods (Emerson comes to mind), but being scared out of your wits about something that may or may not happen is a poor reason. Also, doing nothing was poor as well. There was good evidence that significant disruptions could occur due to computer failures, (our own government was telling people to prepare) so making some preparations for that was both prudent and wise.

Preparations are basically like insurance. I hope my house will never burn down, and yet I carry insurance on it every year. My house was built in 1978, and I am sure everyone that lived here since it was built carried fire insurance. Do I look at them as wacky or scared fanatics that were afraid of something that never happened? No – I think they were prudent in carrying fire insurance. For some reason, people change their opinions when it comes to food insurance, water insurance, financial insurance, protection insurance, etc. – they seem to relegate that to the paranoid or far right wing people. I hope to change that, and get back to what history reveals as normal – preparing for emergencies or times of want.

Throughout history, people and governments have made preparations for the future and the unknown. Many societies, due to these preparations have survived severe times and circumstances – while others have died out or were conquered due to their lack of preparations. Arrogance is often the culprit that causes people to not prepare.

There is a good Proverb found in the Bible that talks about preparation. It says “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.” (this is why there is an Ant in our logo) Basically, this says the simplest of creatures, the ant, knows how to prepare without a government to tell them or make them do it.

Final thought: Also found in the Bible, a proverb that says: “A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton (or fool) goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”

Now, It’s up to you…………

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